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Camponotus pennsylvanicus ? - Formica subsericea

Camponotus pennsylvanicus ? - Formica subsericea
Bear Mountain State Park, Trailside Museums Native Plant Garden, Rockland County, New York, USA
July 6, 2017
On New Jersey Tea, Ceanothus americanus, attacking a (Hairstreak?) caterpillar.

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Camponotus pennsylvanicus ? - Formica subsericea Camponotus pennsylvanicus ? - Formica subsericea

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Moved from Ants.

Most likely not attacking, bu
Most likely not attacking, but rather feeding on sugary glandular secretions in exchange for 'body-guard' services. Now I see John and Jane already said this, so I agree!

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Thanks!
Thanks Jim, A symbiotic relationship had not occurred to me at the time. The youtube video was that I referred to in a previous response was highly informative!